Gaming is climbing to new heights thanks to emerging virtual reality
technology, and a virtual reality treadmill
is now up for preorder. The Virtuix Omni
’s Kickstarter campaign has ended, and Virtuix achieved its goal of over $1.1 million (via 3,000 backers).
For $499, you can order an Omni National Motion Interface treadmill (not
counting shipping) that comes with a pair of special shoes, a belt, and
the necessary hardware and software for tracking. If the whole family
wants in on the action, $1,019 gets you the Omni Duel Package that
includes two treadmills with all the aforementioned extras (but three
pairs of shoes instead of one).
Limber up, baby (Credit: Zombieland Rules)
The Omni will ship in March 2014, so even those jumping in feet first and preordering have a long wait. If the Omni is as fun as it looks, especially when paired with an Oculus Rift
headset, it’s probably well worth it.